When we want to re-decorate our house for a special occasion, or while moving into a new house, we often think of investing our money in luxurious and expensive decorating items or hiring good interior designers. As good as it sounds, we can choose an alternate way and do it all ourselves. Giving away few interior designing ideas that won’t upset your wallets and give your home an aesthetic appeal.
1. Hang plates
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Plates are an interesting alternative for framed artwork. With a very less investment, you can make your wall look super aesthetic. To hang them on the wall, use sleek hangers that adhere to the back of the plates and that are basically invisible. But before you do that, try to find a layout that you like by first placing the plates on the ground and trying different options. They can usually be found in antique shops and they can be collected over time.
2. Go green
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Add plants to your living space. Add them to every room, small or large, few or many. Plants are an inexpensive means to accessorizing your space and adding color and texture. Not only are plants beautiful but many can clean household air and balance humidity. They can absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from the air. No home should be without these wonderful greens. They’ll brighten up your mood every morning.
3. Paint Your Ceiling
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Painting the ceiling in a creative way can change the entire look of your room. Usually the ceiling is not given much importance but designing them carefully can make a big difference. The ceiling can either be painted with pale colors or bright colors, according to your house theme, mood and choices.
4. Use Curtains As A Backdrop For Art
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Instead of hanging a painting on a bare wall, accent it with a rich, velvet curtain background. “Curtains just create a great, calming energy in which you feel very shrouded and comforted, making for a luxurious and restful environment,” says Parinita, a BSc. student of Interior Design and Decoration at Nitte School of Fashion Technology & Interior Design , Bangalore. “And being able to put a really great pop of artwork in front of that textural coloured backdrop has a lot of impact.”
5. Add Fruit
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Fresh fruit isn’t just a great snack–it adds vibrant colour to a room. Deck out your table runner with fruits that match your theme in look, feel and colour. The black grapes, grapefruit and pomegranates paired with the greenery add the perfect natural tones to table runner for a bright, earthy touch. Mixing whole fruits with halved fruits lends more texture to the feature as well.
6. Let The Light Be Your Guide
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Decorative lighting creates mood, an overall feeling of serenity or playfulness. Flat, functional lighting, such as the kind in your office, puts people on the alert. Decorative lighting, on the other hand, brings out the shape of objects, the “feel” of texture, and important keynotes. You Don’t necessarily have to invest too much on great lights, there are lots of DIY ideas for great lighting.
Use these tips and make your house, a “home” that you desire!